Myanmar awards more offshore blocks

Offshore staff

SYDNEY, Australia – Two more companies have issued details of their newly awarded exploration permits offshore Myanmar, following the country’s 2013 offshore bid round.

Roc Oil will operate a production-sharing contract (PSC) for shallow-water block M07 in the Moattama basin. Terms call for an 18-month environmental impact assessment and study period, followed by an option to proceed to a three-year exploration phase.

The 13,000-sq km (5,019-sq mi) concession is water depths of 15-50 m (49-164 ft) in a gas- and condensate-prone area at the mouth of the Irrawaddy delta. It is 160 km (99.4 mi) east of the producing 6.5-tcf Yadana gas field and 110 km (68 mi) northeast of the 1.5-tcf Zawtika gas field, which PTTEP is developing.

Production in the Moattama basin typically comes from stacked Miocene clastic reservoirs.

Ophir Energy has provisionally secured a 95% operated interest in deepwater block AD-03, subject to finalizing a PSC with the Ministry of Energy. The 10,000-sq km (3,861-sq mi) block is in the Rakhine basin, on trend with the multi-tcf Shwe gas field.

During the initial exploration period Ophir will re-process existing 2D seismic and acquire 3D seismic data.


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